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Oxford nominates nine staff for Betty Campion Award

As is the annual tradition, principals from each school honored Betty Campion nominees before the Oxford School Board April 16. According to the Oakland Schools Education Foundation website, "The Betty Campion Distinguished Support Service Award was established in 1990 to recognize the many contributions support persons make to the learning community in Oakland County....more >>

Teachers across the district honored for service in the classroom

Along with Betty Campion Awards, Teacher of the Year nominees were also recognized by theOxford School Board April 16. Oxford Virtual Academy Executive Director Andrew Hulbert kicked off "Teacher of the Year," nominations with Peggy Boggs, who Hulbert described as "an absolute unbelievable addition to the (OVA) middle school....more >>
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OHS Team TORC places 16th at world championship

Oxford High School's Robotics Team TORC has competed in five FIRST Robotics World Championships since they were founded in 2007. With 5,000 high school teams worldwide, TORC was one of 400 teams to compete in the most recent world championship competition, held April 22 -27 in St....more >>
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Duct Tape Club sticks at OMS

Oxford Middle School now has a club that really "sticks together" thanks to the Makayla Stickney, founder of the "Duct Tape Club" Stickney said she was inspired by her younger sister....more >>
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Shadow Dragons win OMS book battle

Five middle school teams competed in Battle of the Books April 24 at the Oxford Middle School Commons. Participants read five books on their own time in preparation for the Battle....more >>
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Born December 17th
1807: John Greenleaf Whittier, American poet, abolitionist, reformer and founder of the Liberal Party.
1908: Willard Frank Libby, American chemist who won a Nobel Prize for his part in creating the carbon-14 method in dating ancient findings.
December 17th
in history
1903: Orville Wright makes the first recorded flight at Kittyhawk, North Carolina.
1927: U.S. Secretary of State Kellogg suggests a worldwide pact renouncing war.
1938: Italy declares the 1935 pact with France invalid, because ratifications had not been exchanged. France denies the argument.
1939: In the Battle of River Plate near Montevideo, Uruguay, the British trap the German pocket battleship Graf Spee. German Captain Langsdorf sinks his ship believing that resistance is hopeless.
1943: U.S. forces invade Japanese-held New Britain Island in New Guinea. Morotai: Stepping stone to the Philippines.